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Half A Billion Bees Drop Dead In Brazil Amid Jump In Pesticide Use

By Tyler Durden Bee apocalypse has unfolded in four of Brazil’s southern states in 1Q19. More than half a billion bees died earlier this year, in a short period, experts are suggesting that pesticides are likely to be blamed, reported Bloomberg. Around half a billion bees dropped dead in 4 of Brazil’s southern states in the first […]

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Toxic Pesticides Have Been Showing up in People’s Urine

A study published in the journal JAMA showed once again that levels of glyphosate, the main ingredient in the popular herbicide Roundup, in human urine have increased dramatically among Californians in the past 20 years. [1] For the study, urine samples were collected from 100 Southern California residents over the age of 50 from 1993-1996, to 2014-2016. Paul Mills, professor […]

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Agricultural chemicals and destructive practices caused butterfly numbers to plummet by 66%

In recent years, media reports have made most of us aware of the crisis being faced by both wild and domestic honeybees. As reported by Greenpeace, since 1962 the number of bee colonies per hectare – which is viewed as a critical indicator of crop health – has dropped by a massive 90 percent. This is alarming, […]

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Toxic Weedkiller Dicamba Drift Damages Crops Across America

Roughly 383,000 acres of soybean crops have been injured by the weed-killer dicamba as of June 2018, according to the University of Missouri plant sciences professor, Kevin Bradley. Dicamba destroys everything it touches, other than the crops that are genetically engineered to withstand it. “Dicamba drift” is a well-known term associated with the herbicide because […]

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60% Of Kale Samples Contaminated With Cancer Causing Pesticide – Organic Is Key!

By Arjun Walia The Facts: A new analysis by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has found a high level of Dacthal in non-organic Kale. Reflect On: Why do we justify the spraying of poison on our food? How does this make any sense? These substances have been linked to several diseases, how are they approved and […]

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Make a list and check it twice: “Dirty Dozen” list of fruits and vegetables CONTAMINATED with pesticide residue

A healthy diet contains lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. However, certain types of produce can also be bad for you. It’s not the produce themselves that are bad, but some fruits and vegetables may contain traces of harmful pesticides that are linked to harmful side effects. Each year, the Environmental Working Group(EWG) publishes a list made up […]

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A peek behind the (toxic) curtain: Here’s why glyphosate is sprayed on food crops before harvest

Now that two juries have named Monsanto’s top weedkiller, Roundup, as a “substantial factor” in causing cancer in at least two people, concerns about current farming practices are on the rise. The food industry has a dirty little secret they’ve been hiding for many years: Farmers sometimes use Roundup for off-label purposes — and by […]

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Latest FDA Pesticide Monitoring Report reveals that nearly 50% of food samples contain pesticide “residues”

The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Annual Pesticide Report for 2016 found pesticide “residues” in nearly 50 percent of the samples that the agency targeted across the United States and abroad. Six percent of the samples “violated” tolerable pesticide residue amounts. The FDA tests for over 700 different pesticides and industrial compounds in both domestic and imported […]

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Pesticide Exposure Changes Bees’ Genes

By Olivia Rosane  Listen to Article A new study has found that exposure to certain pesticides can alter bees’ genes, leading researchers to call for tougher regulations on the widely-used chemicals. The study, published Wednesday in Molecular Ecology, looked at the impact of two neonicotinoid pesticides on bumblebee populations and found that they impacted genes involved in a variety of important biological processes. “Governments had […]

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Biologists: Pesticide regulations designed to protect bees are failing

Bees, like many of the world’s insects, are in crisis, and their numbers are dwindling at an alarming rate. At the same time, the world’s population – and its reliance on insect-pollinated crops – continues to grow at an equally alarming pace. The bees might be in crisis right now, but pretty soon it will […]